During Christmas, giving cash is sometimes seen as socially inappropriate, which is why some people opt for gift cards. Photo: iStockphoto

How do economists view Christmas?

3 min read . 25 Dec 2017
Philanthropy seems to have matured in India, as funds contributed by individual philanthropists have been rising steadily, growing faster than foreign sources and contributions through corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Photo: Dasra (Dasra)

The changing art of giving

3 min read . 05 Oct 2017
The Robin Hood Army provides food to more than 200,000 people every month in the country. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint (Hemant Mishra/Mint)

The Robin Hood Army: Hunger warriors

2 min read . 05 Oct 2017
The proportion of Indians participating in helping a stranger has increased by 6 percentage points to 43% whilst those donating has increased from 20% in 2014 to 22% during 2015.

India moves up the world giving index

2 min read . 26 Oct 2016
Joy of Giving 2016

Joy of Giving 2016

1 min read . 06 Oct 2016
Anu Aga (right) and her daughter Meher Pudumjee. Photo: Dasra

The Agas on the dynamics of giving

6 min read . 06 Oct 2016